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Ivan Brett - Casper Candlewacks in Death by Pigeon! - Book Review
Published by HarperCollins
Date 28 April 2011
Most villages have an idiot but Casper's village is full of them. So being bright makes poor Casper something of an outsider. When famous magician the Great Tiramisu curses the village, Casper's father is blamed and sentenced to death by pigeon. It's up to Casper and his best friend to find the magician, reverse the curse and save the day.
This review is short and sweet, just like one of the characters in the book. It is a lovely debut book from a young new voice in writing. Humorously written, this adventure will leave you chortling to yourself, which is great, as I was really looking for something uplifting in my book pile and this was it. It's a great read that will brighten up even the most dreary day. It's a book that I would definitely recommend to you. I think this would even get the most reluctant readers into reading as the book really skips through this mini adventure. It follows the mad capers of Casper's life, within a village full of idiots.
If I was to sum up this book, I would say that it's a cracking read. The fast-paced story keeps the attention of the reader very easily. It is very witty and at times, is even insane but this keeps it an engaging read.
Therefore, buy it, read it and laugh out loud. Then give it to your kids and watch them do the same. By the way, do not feed the pigeons...........!